16th European Summer School on
Internet Governance (EuroSSIG)

Meissen, 17 – 23 July 2022

Self study – Online lecture: The history of the Internet

 
 

 

Sunday, 17 July 2022 – Arrival

20.00 – 21.00
Welcoming dinner

21.00 – 22.30
Opening and introduction

  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus and Chair of EuroSSIG
  • Sandra Hoferichter, Chair of Medienstadt Leipzig e.V.

Monday, 18 July 2022 – The Internet governance and geo-strategic policy

09.00 – 10.30
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 1): A holistic approach

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.30
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 2): Global Digital Compact (GDC)

  • Video Speech Barack Obama, former US President, on the Future of the Internet, Stanford Cyber Policy Center (April 2022)
  • Regine Grienberger, Cyber Ambassador, German Federal Foreign Office
    Presentation
  • Intro and moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 14.30
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 3): Digital Sovereignty, the future of the Internet and how to shape it

  • Fadi Chehade, Member of the UN High Level Panel (ONLINE)
  • Fiona Alexander, American University Washington (ONLINE)
  • Pearse O’Donohue, European Commission (ONLINE)
  • Peixi (Patrick) Xu, Communication University China (ONLINE)
    (self study material)
  • Intro and moderation: Chris Disspain, Identity Digital Inc

14.30 – 16.00
Breakout sessions (2×2 45 min in exchange)

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

17.00 – 17.30
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 4): IGF+ and WSIS+20

  • Paul Mitchel, IGF MAG Chair (ONLINE)

17.30 – 19.00
Guided city tour

19.00 – 22.00
Dinner at Burgkeller

Tuesday, 19 July 2022 – Technical regulation and management

09.00 – 10.00
Codes, standards and protocols – How the Internet is regulated

  • Welcome note by Maarten Botterman, Chair of the ICANN Board (ONLINE)
  • Avri Doria, ICANN Board
    Presentation

10.00 – 10.30
The Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.00
IP address management

12.00 – 12.30
Root server management

  • Keith Drazek, Verisign (ONLINE)
    Presentation
  • Intro and moderation: Peter Koch, DENIC

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 15.00
The management of TLDs – roles of registries, registrars

  • Peter Koch, DENIC
    Presentation
  • Chris Disspain, Identity Digital Inc

15.00 – 16.00
Break out sessions (2x 60 min)

  • How the Internet is regulated – Codes, standards, protocols and IP assress management
    • Avri Doria, ICANN Board
    • Alena Muravska, RIPE NCC
  • The management of TLDs – roles of registries, registrars
    • Peter Koch, DENIC
    • Chris Disspain, Identity Digital Inc

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 17.30
Blocking, filtering and content moderation

17.30 – 18.30
DNS Abuse

  • Graeme Bunton, DNS Abuse Institute (ONLINE)
    Presentation
  • Intro and moderation: Chris Disspain, Identity Digital Inc 

18.30 – 19.30

Dinner

19.30 – 21.00
Practicum I: Public comment on GDC – Framing

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 – Cyber security, crime and human rights – efforts of the United Nations

09.00 – 10.30
Cyber security, cybercrime and the protection of the public core of the Internet
(see self study material)

  • Tatiana Tropina, University of Leiden
  • Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Digital Society Institute Berlin, former Estonian Ambassador for Cyber Diplomacy
    Presentation
  • Intro and moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.30
Human rights – freedom of expression and privacy

  • EuroSSIG Fellows with input from Avri Doria, ICANN Board
    Presentation

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch and group picture on the terrace

13.30 – 14.30
World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) and the role of the ITU

  • Robert Pepper, Facebook (ONLINE)
    Presentation
  • Comment by Uchenna Orji, American University of Nigeria

14.30 – 16.00
Breakout sessions (2×2 45 min in exchange)

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.45
Leaving to the Porcelain Manufactory

17.30 – 18.15
Guided tour through the Porcelain Manufactory workshops

18.45 – 20.00
New Top-Level Domains – Between public interest and shareholder value

20.00 – 22.00
Dinner at the Porcelain Manufactory (sponsored by dot.Berlin)

Thursday, 21 July 2022 – Business and Internet governance

09.00 – 10.00
The digital economy – free flow of data, digital taxation and the role of the WTO

  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus

10.00 – 11.00
The perspective of telecommunication service provider

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee (11.30 leaving to the Dom)

12.00 – 12.30
Organ concert in the Meissen Dom

13.00 – 14.00
Lunch

14.00 – 14.45
Q & A on DNS market development

  • Chris Disspain, Identity Digital Inc

14.45 – 16.00
Internet governance and national jurisdiction

  • Bertrand de la Chapelle, Internet and Jurisdiction (ONLINE)
  • Intro and moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 18.00
Practicum II: Public comment on GDC – Discussion

18.30 – 19.30
Dinner

20.00 – 22.00
Practicum II: Public comment on GDC – Discussion

Friday, 22 July 2022 – Future challenges in the framework of international principles

09.00 – 10.30
International guidelines on artificial intelligence (see self study material)

  • Intro and moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus
    Presentation
  • Recommendation on the ethics of artificial intelligence, Maximilian Müngersdorff, UNESCO (ONLINE)
    Presentation
  • Council of Europes Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI), Livia Walpen, Swiss OFCOM (ONLINE)
    Presentation

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.30
Practicum III: Public comment on GDC – Agreement

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 15.30
Practicum III: Public comment on GDC – Agreement
The results of this practicum will be shared here soon.

15.30 – 16.00
Wrap up, handover of certificates and feedback

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 18.30
Free time

18.30 – open end
BBQ and dance floor at the Monastery (Bring your instrument!)

Saturday, 23 July 2022 – Departure

We hope you enjoyed the 16th EuroSSIG in Meissen and wish you a safe journey.